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Contractors Get Training Through Steel City Salvage

01.30.17 | In the News

This piece by NWI Times highlights the training Gary contractors are receiving in building deconstruction and materials reuse through Steel City Salvage, a Delta Institute project with funding from the Knight Foundation. The article also highlights the millions of dollars in abandoned materials in blighted Gary homes and another upcoming training this summer.


Deconstruction Underway in Aetna, Gary Neighborhood

01.30.17 | In the News

Lakeshore Public Radio’s Chris Nolte and Delta’s Eve Pytel discuss Steel City Salvage in an episode of Regionally Speaking, a radio/podcast program covering Northwest Indiana. The conversation covers how deconstruction and re-purposing of material is beneficial for the local economy, employment, and the community. Also discussed is the project’s future expansion from the Aetna neighborhood to communities across Gary.


Gary Project Deconstructs Vacant Homes, Salvages Materials

01.30.17 | In the News

The Post-Tribune recently published an article on Delta Institute’s Steel City Salvage Project, directed by Eve Pytel and funded by the Knight Foundation. The piece highlights the long-term positive impacts on the Northwest Indiana economy through utilizing Gary-based contractors and reusing materials locally as opposed to shipping them off to Chicago.


Three Gary ideas finalists in Knight Cities Challenge

01.17.17 | In the News

This Post-Tribune article announces the three Gary finalists in this year’s John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Cities Challenge. In the 2016 Challenge, Delta Institute was awarded $385,000 for Steel City Salvage to establish a reuse facility to reclaim building materials from vacant Gary homes before they are demolished.


Ottawa mulls Peltier factory for bus operation

01.13.17 | In the News

This article from My WebTimes quotes Delta’s Margaret Renas, who helped the community of Ottawa, IL with their Peltier glass factory brownfield site. She provided assistance with community engagement events and with the interpretation of Phase II results. Read the article. 


Grants help Waukegan manage waterfront

12.23.16 | In the News

This article, pulled from the Lake County News-Sun, discusses our partnership with Waukegan, IL. A $60,000 grant will allow Delta Institute to work with the Waukegan Waterfront Working Group.